I got a little off my color idea with the red, but now I am back on track with blue. This time, I used a studio acrylic - a thicker paint. So it is a bit more opaque. The blue introduces the color of the sky to my color palette. I am using the colors of early spring in Montana. Browns, Ochre, and blue. The red is just a fantasy.....but I do crave color! (and the red is a compliment to the blue). No changing it now - on to the next thing!